If you pressed 1 then you probably got slammed. Slamming is when your long distance service provider is changed without your consent. Essentially, when you pressed you inadvertanly allowed whoever they are to change switch you over to another company. You can check who your provider is by dialing 1-700-555-4141. If you've been slammed, do not worry, you don't have to pay the slammers for the first month and after that you only have to pay the actual fees you would have paid to your original provider. If youve been paying for a few months then you may be elegible to a refund equal to half of what was charged to and your original service provider would get the ammount they would have got from the date you got slammed. These regs are only in affect in some ares. To chack you area regs go to this site.
http://www.whitefence.com/blog/whitefence/200 ... e_slamming.html
Not that Dumb
Said my car warranty was going to expire. Wanted personal info. These are criminals who will steal from you.
trying to get work done
I had the same thing, at work and at home. Car warranty about to expire. When you press 1 to get more information, nothing happens. I called the number and it says something likeL "Press 1 to be taken off the "do-not-call" list. I asked the police if this was some kind of scam, but they didn't know anything about it.
We cannot stop this caller from annoying us, even though we supposedly entered the number to remove us from their list.
Phoned about car insurance. I asked them for which vehicle and how they got my phone number. The guy just hung up. BS and these guys should be shut down immediately. Seems to me like no company or government action is really doing much good. I have received over 50+ phone calls this year for donations, insurance rates, credit card rates, etc.
Called me today. I pressed the # to speak to a rep and when I asked for the company name, he told me to F%*K OFF and hung up on me.
Word to the wise: Auto dealers do NOT sell extended warranties over the telephone. Period.
Inquiring minds want to know
It appears as though I may have misjudged the scope of the footprint of this extended-warranty scam. Apparently, calls of this nature have blanketed my city. And many others. My local paper had a story on it.
Friends, if they call your number and begin their shtick on extended auto warranties, be wise and do not provide them with any personal information. Tell them no thanks.
The only place to purchase an extended warranty should be from a reputable automotive dealership. Not telemarketing calls like this one. You must place trust in the establishment.
Earlier this week, I sent a text message of sincere well wishes to the recipient and received more of the same in return. Maybe I sent it to the wrong address? Maybe I did not. Either way, there was no confirmation call; just clouded tenet. I was reminded that my Toyota is not scheduled to be in the shop.
So, this will not go on indefinitely. It is unhealthy for both parties at the present rate. If you wish that I know the status of your vehicle, you have until the spring to let me know with absolute certainty. At that time, I will be switching my residential number to a new satellite-based, VOIP-telephone number that is not disseminated in the traditional White Pages directory and will not be reachable via traditional methods.
The Spring is also a time where I will be seeking an entirely new profession - one that could not be farther away from the one just ended - and the turning over of a new leaf on life for me. Truth is. In recent years I have become somewhat of a solitarian, distancing myself from friends and community events.
So, if you received the text message, it's your move. Your decision for correspondence or silence. And it's on the clock. And if I have not earned your trust by now, I never will.
Please note that everything I said in prior records remains both sincere and true. Please note also that all records of account are found on the dealership computers with internet access by typing your access code.
I feel like this cat, you know the day after Thanksgiving and all after being totally stuffed with turkey. Right, Sam?
After checking out the 800 forums, it looks like we are not alone in receiving these calls; certainly this car-warranty scam is making the waves using a multitude of numbers. Protect your identity. Do not partake. FYI:
My story is the same as many above...a recording begins even before the answering recording begins. It is telling me that I don't want to be driving with an expired car warranty. I drive a '92 Ford so, clearly, they have no idea who they're calling.
If a person enters my home without my authority or permission he is a criminal house breaker:if he enters thru the telephone he is a mere telemarketer? I suggest laws to crimialise this entry into a home especially so when I am on the "do not call list"Heavy penalties will keep these criminals and their accessories in crime----the phone companies.
It keeps calling saying expired car warrenty or credit card better interest rate ...we pressed the number to stop future calls and put our name on remove list ... they still call almost everyday..morning and night ... It's a machine then if you press a number you get a person...they can't stop it either